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  • Blog Post: Intro to Game Development for Windows - Sep. 21

    Nothing like an amazing time at Boston FIG to get you in the mood to start your game development career! The games there were absolutely amazing – and perhaps daunting to consider building – but everyone started somewhere, and that’s the goal of my workshop this coming Saturday in Cambridge. If you’re...
  • Blog Post: Build and App (or Game) Workshops

    Michael, Steve, Josh, and I are kicking off the “school year” with another series of Saturday workshops focused on making you a certified Windows 8 app publisher! As we did this past Spring, we’ll be running the workshops at the Microsoft offices in Cambridge and Farmington, and now with Steve’s presence...
  • Blog Post: Vermont and Boston Code Camp Milestones

    Two of the more established code camps in the Northeast are each celebrating a milestone this fall and invite you to be a part of the learning, networking, and celebration! As is the case for all code camps, these events are run ‘by the community, for the community,’ and attendance is free. But rather...
  • Blog Post: Beat the Heat – Build a Game

    Join me on Saturday, July 13th , at the newest Microsoft Store in New England (at the Natick Mall).  I’ll be leading a session to show how you can build a game for Windows 8 – programming background NOT required! As in the longer hands-on workshops my colleagues and I held this past Spring, I’ll...
  • Blog Post: Technical Calendar - June 2013

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 Windows 8 App Mashup: Hands-on Cambridge MA Game Development for Beginners Farmington CT AngelHack Cambridge MA National Civic Day of Hacking multiple locations 2...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2013 - Recap

    Last weekend, an amazing group of about 130 area technologists, designers, project managers, and non-profit representatives convened at the New England Research and Development Center (NERD) for the 4th Annual New England GiveCamp . GiveCamp is a weekend-long hacking event like no other that groups technical...
  • Blog Post: May 2013 Technical Calendar

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 App Builder Virtual Summit on-line 3 4 Product Camp Cambridge MA Game Dev for Beginners Farmington CT Imagine RIT Rochester NY 5 6 7 Windows 8 Office Hours Cambridge...
  • Blog Post: It's Time to App-up New England!

    Join us for a series of weekly workshops at both our Cambridge (Boston) and Farmington (Hartford) office locations where we'll help you get your first (or second, or tenth!) application published to the Windows Store - and you get to Keep the Cash ! We'll be running five-hour workshops each Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Two Azure Hands-on Opportunities

    The other day I posted on some of the newest development in Windows Azure , and if that’s spurred you on to learn more, there are two great immersive (hands-on) opportunities coming up in Boston and beyond. Saturday, April 27th is the day of Global Windows Azure Bootcamp , a one-day, deep dive class...
  • Blog Post: Launch of the Boston Challenge (April 20th)

    For those of you in the Boston area here's a great way to have some fun outdoors, experience a unique Windows Phone event, and contribute to The One Fund benefitting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boston Challenge is the third of a number of location-based episodes (ala The Amazing Race...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Class of 2013

    As many of you know, I am one of the co-organizers of New England GiveCamp , now in it’s fourth year, and I’m excited to announce the roster of 24 New England non-profits that will be benefitting from the services of volunteers - developers, designers, product managers, artists, copywriters, and more...
  • Blog Post: Boston Hackathon - April 13 and 14th

    You don't have to run 26.2 miles to go the distance! In fact you don’t even have to break a sweat or wear special shoes. With the first ever Boston Hackathon , sponsored by Telerik and Nokia , you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about building Windows Phone 8 apps and the opportunity (and encouragement...
  • Blog Post: Web Camp Spring Tour – March 27th

    If you follow Scott Guthrie’s blog , you’ll be aware of some recent releases in both the ASP.NET and Windows Azure segments of the Microsoft stack, and in about two weeks you can immerse yourself in all that goodness - with a free, all-day Web Camp on Wednesday, March 27th at the Microsoft Office, 1...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Three Ways to Help!

    As many of you know, along with Kelley Muir of Float Left Labs , I’ve been a co-organizer of New England GiveCamp since its inception in 2010.  New England GiveCamp is about “geeks giving back”: roughly 120 technologists from across New England will convene at NERD from April 26-28th for an around...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Game JumpStarts – March 6 and 14

    Whether we admit it or not, we’re playing games all the time… waiting in line, during conference calls, on the train, driving , etc. The great thing about mobile and social games is that you don’t have to build Angry Birds to be modestly successful, and you don’t have to be a Ph.D. in graphics or physics...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Hey, 19!

    While’s it’s unlikely Steely Dan will make an appearance at Boston Code Camp , you can bet your ASP.NET that some 200 of your software developer colleagues will be. Boston is where Code Camp was born, and like the previous 18 editions, this event remains free to attendees, providing a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Call for Sessions

    Boston Code Camp 19 is just over a month away. Working on something cool? Delving into Windows 8 development? or maybe TypeScript? or Kinect? Share you passion and knowledge by delivering a session. Code Camp is run by-the-community, for-the-community, and it’s a low key way to network and share your...
  • Blog Post: Phone Up! Learn to Build A Windows Phone App

    Given the impending arrival of Winter Storm/Blizzard Nemo we are erring on the side of caution and safety and cancelling the Windows Phone JumpStart scheduled for Friday, February 8th. Already planned were two events on Monday, Feburary 11 and Monday, February 18th (below) which we encourage you to attend...
  • Blog Post: The Week Ahead–January 21, 2013

    This week, we’re kicking of a series of recurring events in the Boston area focused on aiding Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers on their journey to submitting awesome applications to the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store. As I announced, last week, Chris , Michael , and I have set up the...
  • Blog Post: “New Era of Work” Event Series Begins October 30th

    Update 10/28/2012 9:45 a.m.: Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the declaration of a State of Emergency for Massachusetts, the New Era of Work event in Waltham on October, 30th HAS BEEN CANCELLED . Those of you that registered for the event will be receiving an e-mail alerting you to...
  • Blog Post: Shared Learning Collaborative Camp – Sept. 29/30th

    The Shared Learning Collaborative Camp , to be held at the Microsoft offices in Cambridge this coming weekend, aims to bring together nearly 200 educators and technologists to collaborate on building applications and experiences that leverage the SLC API and data services to be released later this year...
  • Blog Post: Cloud OS Signature Series in Cambridge – Sept. 20th

    Next Thursday, September 20th , the Cloud OS Signature Series rolls into the area – specifically to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 575 Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Craig Hodges , the General Manger of Microsoft’s Northeast District, will kick things off at 9 a.m. with a keynote: The Cloud OS: A Modern Platform...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Boot Camp–6/22 and 6/23

    Here’s a quick a reminder that Boston Azure Cloud User Group is putting on a FREE two-day, hands-on Windows Azure Boot Camp TOMORROW and Saturday at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center (NERD).  There are a few spots still open. This is a great opportunity to learn from MVPs...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2012

    From May 4th through May 6th, 2012 , over 120 developers, designers, social media experts and other technologists (from across New England and beyond) donated their time and expertise to help 31 non-profit organizations in developing web sites, logos, print collateral, and other assets.  This was...
  • Blog Post: SQL Saturday Double Header

    One of the premier free, code-camp style events is SQL Saturday . Operating under the aegis of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) , SQL Saturdays are organized by the local community with a focus on area speakers providing a variety of technical sessions on topics like SQL Server, business...
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